Terrence Malick


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Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College, Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, but did ... See full bio »

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A Guide to the Films of Terrence Malick

Throughout his career, visionary director Terrence Malick has challenged audiences with epic, poetic, and humanitarian films like Badlands, The Thin Red Line, and The Tree of Life.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Badlands Producer
(1973)
(1978)
(2011)
(1998)

Filmography

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  The Devil's Teeth (executive producer) (announced)
  I Am Nothing (executive producer) (filming)
  Halo of Stars (executive producer) (post-production)
 2022 Desert of the Real (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2020 The Book of Vision (executive producer)
 2019 Everybody's Everything (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 Soldier (Short) (executive producer)
 2018/I Awaken (executive producer)
 2017 The Spearhead Effect (executive producer)
 2016 The Vessel (executive producer)
 2016 Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 Almost Holy (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2015 The Seventh Fire (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 The Better Angels (producer)
 2013 Red Wing (executive producer)
 2007 The Unforeseen (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 Amazing Grace (producer)
 2004 Undertow (producer)
 2004 The Beautiful Country (producer)
 2000 Happy Times (executive producer)
 2000 The Endurance (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Endurance (producer)
 1973 Badlands (producer)
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14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Terry Malick | David Whitney

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Alexandra Wallace | See more »

Parents:

Malick, Irene | Malick, Emil
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Personal Quote:

[on Badlands (1973)] I tried to keep the 1950s to a bare minimum. Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything. I wanted the picture to set up like a fairy tale, outside time, like Treasure Island. I hoped this would, among other things, take a little of the sharpness out of the violence, but still keep its dreamy quality. See more »

Trivia:

When the American Film Institute set up its conservatory for Advanced Film Studies in 1969, its first round of students included him, Caleb Deschanel, Paul Schrader, and David Lynch. See more »

Trademark:

Shoots many of his scenes at magic hour and often keeps the sun in the back of shots See more »

Nickname:

Terry See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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